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share save 120 16 Push Polls Highlighting Mitt Romney as a Mormon Being Conducted in Iowa and New Hampshire

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters following a ‘Town Hall’ meeting as the Republican presidential hopeful campaigns in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007.

Push Polling which contains anti-Mitt Romney and anti-Mormon questions is being conducted in Iowa and New Hampshire.

In an apparent push poll, a research firm has called Iowa Republicans this week praising John McCain and critcizing Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith.

An individual in Manchester, Iowa, contacted me on Wednesday night saying he received a call with information about McCain’s military service and anti-spending record.

Then there were “lots of negatives on Romney,” said the recepient of the call in an e-mail, including mentions of his “flip-flops,” hiring illegal immigrants as landscapers and extensive discussion of Mormonism.

Ok, who is doing the poll?

Do you hear crickets?

The AP account of this story seems to lay blame on Rudy Giuliani’s campaign’s consulting group.

Western Wats, a Utah-based company, placed the calls that initially sound like a poll but then pose questions that cast Romney in a harsh light, according to those who received the calls. In politics, this type of phone surveying is called “push polling” — contacting potential voters and asking questions intended to plant a message in voters’ minds, usually negative, rather than gauging peoples’ attitudes.

A spokesman for Western Wats said he couldn’t comment on the company’s work. He said they do not do push polling.

Last year, Western Wats conducted polling that was intended to spread negative messages about Democratic candidates in a House race in New York and the Senate race in Florida. The Tampa Tribune and the Albany Times Union reported that Western Wats conducted the calls on behalf of the Tarrance Group.

That Virginia-based firm now works for Romney’s rival, Rudy Giuliani. The campaign has paid the firm more than $400,000, according to federal campaign reports.

Ed Goeas, chief of the Tarrance Group, said there is no connection between the Giuliani campaign and Western Wats. They are using a Houston firm to do their polling.

“I know absolutely it’s not us,” Goeas said. “I can say with absolute, no, it’s not us.”

Well, it would be too cute by half that this “push poll” hit be laid at the doorstep of Rudy Giuliani. After all, who has the most to gain by Romney doing poorly in Iowa and New Hampshire?

Why, it is Rudy Giuliani.

The obvious is doubtful.

The question is: How will Mitt Romney respond to the blatant anti-Mormon attacks?

Stay tuned…….

Update:

And, who do you think is responsible for these attacks?

1. Romney?

2. McCain?

3. Rudy?

4. Ron Paul?

5.Fred Thompson?

6. Hillary?

7. Howard Dean?

Let Flap know in comments…..

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Mitt Romney on Abortion as he runs for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002

David Brody explains why the National Right to Life League did NOT endorse Mitt Romney for President.

The Romney campaign may be disappointed because they didn’t get the endorsement from National Right to Life but maybe the organization had a look at the following videotape. If you go about three and a half minutes in, Romney is seen distancing himself from being endorsed by Massachusetts Citizens for Life during a debate while he was running for Governor in 2002. He didn’t want any part of that endorsement at the time.

Hugh Hewitt, a high profile Romney supporter and hagiographer tersely interviewed David O’Steen of the National Right to Life League yesterday about their selection of Fred Thomspon for President. Hewitt maintains the endorsement should not go to Thompson because of his failure to endorse the Human Life Amendment.

However, a close examination of Mitt Romney’s record – even after he FLIPPED on the right to life is not so clear that Romney endorses the Human Life Amendment.

Instead of grumbling to the National right to Life League the Romney folks should clarify Mitt’s position on the issue.

Maybe he will FLIP again?

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share save 120 16 Ron Paul Watch: The Neo Nazi Problem

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Flap has discussed Ron Paul’s Neo-Nazi “JEW” problem on numerous occasions in these posts:

Today, Andrew Walden at the American Thinker has an exhaustive expose on the Ron Paul Neo-Nazi connection – among others:

When some in a crowd of anti-war activists meeting at Democrat National Committee HQ in June, 2005 suggested Israel was behind the 9-11 attacks, DNC Chair Howard Dean was quick to get behind the microphones and denounce them saying: “such statements are nothing but vile, anti-Semitic rhetoric.”

When KKK leader David Duke switched parties to run for Louisiana governor as a Republican in 1991, then-President George H W Bush responded sharply, saying, “When someone asserts the Holocaust never took place, then I don’t believe that person ever deserves one iota of public trust. When someone has so recently endorsed Nazism, it is inconceivable that someone can reasonably aspire to a leadership role in a free society.”

Ron Paul is different.

Of course, Ron Paul is different. He sympathizes with the

What is even more interesting is Ron Paul’s involvement with NUTTER Cindy Sheehan.

The ugly mishmash of hate groups backing Paul has a Sheehan connection as well. David Duke is a big Cindy Sheehan supporter eagerly proclaiming “Cindy Sheehan is right” after Sheehan said, “My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel.” Stormfront.org members joined Sheehan at her protest campout in Crawford, TX and posed with her for photos. Sheehan is also intimately associated with the Lew Rockwell libertarian website which has posted over 200 articles by Ron Paul as well as some “scholarly” 9-11 conspiracy theories.

On October 26th, Michael Medved, a Salem Communications talk radio host, wrote the following letter to Congressman Ron Paul:

Dear Congressman Paul:

Your Presidential campaign has drawn the enthusiastic support of an imposing collection of Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Holocaust Deniers, 9/11 “Truthers” and other paranoid and discredited conspiracists.

Do you welcome- or repudiate – the support of such factions?

More specifically, your columns have been featured for several years in the American Free Press –a publication of the nation’s leading Holocaust Denier and anti-Semitic agitator, Willis Carto. His book club even recommends works that glorify the Nazi SS, and glowingly describe the “comforts and amenities” provided for inmates of Auschwitz.

Have your columns appeared in the American Free Press with your knowledge and approval?

As a Presidential candidate, will you now disassociate yourself, clearly and publicly, from the poisonous propaganda promoted in such publications?

As a guest on my syndicated radio show, you answered my questions directly and fearlessly.

Will you now answer these pressing questions, and eliminate all associations between your campaign and some of the most loathsome fringe groups in American society?

Along with my listeners (and many of your own supporters), I eagerly await your response.

Respectfully, Michael Medved

To this date there has been NO response.

Flap has asked before and asks again: Congressman Ron Paul when will you repudiate these hate-filled racist groups who undermine the very freedom and liberty you espouse?

Don’t hold your breath for an intelligent response.

Stay tuned…….

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share save 120 16 Mitt Romney Slip Sliding Away to Mike Huckabee in Iowa

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Arkansas Governor and 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee speaks at the Washington Briefing/Values Voter Summit, an evangelical Christian conference, in October, in Washington, DC. Partly by exploiting discontent among Christian conservatives with the Republican field, Huckabee has powered into second place in polls in Iowa, 65 days before the state’s crucial caucuses.

Is Mike Huckabee a “PLAYER” in the Iowa Presidential Causcus race? Two polls released the last few days say YES.

First is today’s ARG Poll:

Iowa
Likely Republican Caucus Goers Nov 10-14
Giuliani 11%
Huckabee 24%
Hunter 1%
Keyes -
McCain 10%
Paul 3%
Romney 26%
Tancredo 1%
Thompson 11%
Undecided 13%

In the ARG poll Huckabee is clearly within striking distance of Romney. Remember that Mitt has been “on air” in Iowa for months. Huckabee’s strength is clearly grassroots and a low budget affair.

Yesterday’s CBS News/New York Times Poll demonstrates the same positive poll movement for Huckabee:

  • Romney 27%
  • Huckabee 21
  • Giuliani 15
  • Thompson 9
  • Paul 4
  • McCain 4
  • Tancredo 3
  • Hunter 2
  • Undecided 14

Mike Huckabee is making a “RUN” at Mitt Romney in Iowa.

Soren Dayton asks the question: Could Huckabee win Iowa?

A question is starting to emerge: Could Mike Huckabee win Iowa? I am going to answer yes. This is not yet a prediction, but it could be.

First, why it could happen. He is clearly rising in the polls into a clear second. And success begets success. And it seems clear that outside groups like NRLC will whack at Mitt Romney to drop his numbers. Lastly, everyone, other than Romney, wins by a Huckabee victory. I expect a bunch of autodials and people at the polls urging Giuliani and McCain supporters to go with Huckabee.

Mitt Romny’s campaign strategy is to win Iowa and New Hampshire, then use the MOMENTUM and BUZZ generated to help him in later state primaries where he is not currently polling as well as Giuliani. A Huckabee win in Iowa or a close second is a DAGGER in the heart of Romney’s campaign.

Watch Thompson, Giuliani and McCain help TWIST that knife.

Is this why Hugh Hewitt, a Romney hagiographer pundit is so upset?

Stay tuned…….

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share save 120 16 Hillary Clinton Watch: Hillary Now Says NO to Illegal Alien Drivers Licenses

0 Hillary Clinton Watch: Hillary Now Says NO to Illegal Alien Drivers Licenses

Remember the last Democrat debate a couple of weeks ago. The video is above.

Then, the next day in Iowa Hillary fully supported New York Governor Elliot Spitzer’s plan to grant New York illegal aliens a driver’s license.

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Now, Governor Spitzer has withdrawn his proposal and Hillary has FLIPPED her position again. Flap wonders if THIS poll had something to do with it?

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday came out against granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, after weeks of pressure in the presidential race to take a position on a now-failed ID plan from her home state governor.

Clinton has faced criticism from candidates in both parties for her noncommittal answers on New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s attempt to allow illegal immigrants in his state to receive driver’s licenses. Spitzer abandoned the effort Wednesday.

“I support Governor Spitzer’s decision today to withdraw his proposal,” Clinton said in a statement. “As president, I will not support driver’s licenses for undocumented people and will press for comprehensive immigration reform that deals with all of the issues around illegal immigration including border security and fixing our broken system.”

Do you think Hillary will be asked about her FLIP FLOP on illegal alien driver’s licenses tonight at the Democrat debate?

Count on it………

In the meantime, Hillary’s lead for the Democrat nomination is slipping away since the FLAP on this issue two weeks ago.

Stay tuned……

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